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Addressing the Emergent Disaster Riskscape in Urban India

Recent natural disasters in India highlight the extent to which urban systems, associated structures, and populations are at greater risk. Cyclone Hudhud and the floods in Srinagar are clear indications of an emergent disaster riskscape that is taking shape in urban India. This article highlights the opportunities across five interlinked domains of institutions, innovation, investment, infrastructure and information to address this situation.

Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change vulnerability assessments as well as adaptation actions in India are on the rise. Ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these actions is essential to tackle the uncertainties and complexities. This article suggests ways to enhance real time and proactive linkages between vulnerability assessments and adaptation action.
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